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Old April 27th, 2013, 05:54 AM   #201 (permalink)
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Well got mine last night and have been pretty busy setting up and getting used to sense...lol

My initial thoughts are that I like the feel of the device. Feels pretty good in the hand as a whole...definitely better feeling then the nexus 4 that I've been using for the last 6 months

Build quality is fairly good on mine, I'd say a 7 out of 10. No big gaps, a tiny lift of the white plastic up top in between the power and Mic jack, and a tiny dead pixel in the left hand middle corner of the screen. 10's are hard to come by with any manufacturer these days...Anyone who disagrees is either really lucky or doesnt pick up on the little things, but I haven't gotten a perfect phone out of the box in some time. That goes for my last 3 phones, the nexus 4, the iPhone 5, and now the HTC ONE.

As for the actual phone it makes great phone calls, it's a very speedy device, here's my take on a few things...some bad, some good.

The sound is great, very loud and clear when playing music or a video. These speakers are awesome!

Not loving the soft buttons and how you have to touch them precisely in order for them to register a touch.

I feel the screen looks to be a tab to washed out, just my take on it, I felt the same way about the nexus 4 months back and them became very used to it and liked it after a few days, we'll see!

On a personal note I'm having issues migrating from an iPhone 5 where people with an iPhone can't get through to me with a text, it's still showing as going through as an imessage on they're side, very weird. And neither at&t or apple has been able to help...very annoying.

The camera is ok, not great, but not bad. I'll put it this way...Better then the nexus 4, but not as good as the iPhone 5. That's my initial thoughts on it, mabe some tinkering the next few days will change that opinion..we'll see.

Battery life needs a few days to really get a break in for me to give an honest answer on whether it's yay or nay...

Not liking blink feed or sense 5 to much, nova may need to get downloaded faster then I thought...lol

That's it for now...Time for a nap.
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The "TV" app (remote control) is a total slam dunk!
This thing is not only easy to set up but it's already replaced my remote.
Does it work if you just have OTA antenna?
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Does it work if you just have OTA antenna?

You can program the remote to control your TV.
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Yes.During the set-up process,you're queued to enter your COUNTRY>ZIP CODE(USA)>PROVIDER>OTA & proceed from there.
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I just picked up my ONE and thought I would pass along some information that might help others and may help those trying to make the decision.

Quality/Feel
I was not sure what to expect when I took it out of the box (did this at the Sprint store). First thing I noticed when I picked it up was the weight. Compared to the OG Evo, this thing is downright light! I is so light I have a hard time thinking that anyone would want one lighter (SG4 for example). Despite what others have posted, I did not find the phone too slippery. That may have been due to my sweaty palms because I was so nervous - like holding a newborn baby. The build quality is what others have posted. Nothing short of - WOW. I can confirm the gap issue that others have reported. I did not like the gap size on the first one they opened, so they were willing to open their only other model (it was spoken for already, but they opened it for me). This second one looked much better with a very very slight gap on top. Nothing like some of the pics being posted. No rough machining noted at all. I told them I would buy if they would give me this one and they did.

Sound
I wanted to comment on this one in particular. Despite what others have posted, I did not find that the notifications and ringing were too loud on the lowest setting. Now here is the kicker. When I got home, I thought it only appropriate that I initiate the ONE by playing the Tolkien trilogy soundtrack and the trailer from The Hobbit. Yes, it does sound good, but I had to turn the volume up to max to really hear it well. I am wondering if this phone has an update that brought the volume capabilty and levels down. I find myself wishing that it would go louder.

I have only made one call. The quality was so so. Since the person on the other end has an Uma landline, that may have been the issue. Not sure, yet.

GPS
I haven't enabled GPS yet, but the phone still did a good job of finding me in my house. It was only off by a hundred feet or so. Not bad.

Screen
The Hobbit trailer looked fantastic. The comments that have been posted by others are spot on. I don't have much to compare this to, but my personal opinion is that this is amazing.

The only negative so far
There was one thing I was not happy with at all. Maybe it is a setting, but I seem to remember something like this back on the OG Evo. When you go into the call screen, below the word Phonebook, There is the word HISTORY on the left and FAVORITES on the right of the screen. However the first three letters of the word HISTORY are faded in color - almost black and you can barely read them. The last two letters of the word FAVORITES are completely off the right side of the screen and the remaining letters RIT are faded just like the other side and barely readable. I am not sure what is up with that or if it is normal. I will let the others chime in and advise if their phones do this. That's it. That is my only negative so far.

There is much more to play with and get set up, so I will post more when I have it. If I were to advise anyone on the fence at this point, I would say that it is worth pulling the trigger. Go for it.
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There was one thing I was not happy with at all. Maybe it is a setting, but I seem to remember something like this back on the OG Evo. When you go into the call screen, below the word Phonebook, There is the word HISTORY on the left and FAVORITES on the right of the screen. However the first three letters of the word HISTORY are faded in color - almost black and you can barely read them. The last two letters of the word FAVORITES are completely off the right side of the screen and the remaining letters RIT are faded just like the other side and barely readable. I am not sure what is up with that or if it is normal. I will let the others chime in and advise if their phones do this. That's it. That is my only negative so far.
I don't think it's fades its more like a shadow effect it does say call history when you swipe right and or left for the favorites you can rearrange that as well but unfortunately it will always have that fade/shadow effect to it for now
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I don't think it's fades its more like a shadow effect it does say call history when you swipe right and or left for the favorites you can rearrange that as well but unfortunately it will always have that fade/shadow effect to it for now
Thanks Abird. It just looks odd to me, like it is an error. Good to know that yours does this too.

I have now come up with two additionall negatives and my battery is not doing too well at this point. Looks like I am headed for a bit less that the average I have been seeing from our USA brothers. I know this takes a few charges, so I will keep an eye on it.

Now, back to the two issues. First is one in which I would like to know if others have this. If yes, then I may be ok with it. However, coming from the Extreme HDTV world, I am sensative to LCD issues. I seem to see what looks like a flashlight affect at the top of the phone right in the middle. It is visiable when there are black screens, like my stock homescreen or the dialer. The flashlight affect is a half circle about an inch and a half in diameter - again, right at the top. Is this a feature to highlight the upper area when in black screen?

The second and more of a real concern is the call quality. Frankly, it is not that good. People on the other end say I sound ok, but a bit muffled (I guess because I have it on speaker phone). The speaker phone is one of the most important needs I have, because of work. However, on my end, the person talking sounds like in the old days when we were kids and had walkie-talkies. The phone is quiet, until the person starts talking. Then you hear a low level staticy white noise kind of sound. Then when they stop talking the background staticy sound stops, but with one extra little click... like the old walkie talkies used to do when you let up on the talk button. Surely this can not be by design. This has me concerned because I have not heard of any other posters reporting call quality issues. (I have Sprint and I have tried calls on both WiFi and regular radio). Unfortunately, I don't get 4G LTE. I need others to weigh in on this issue. This could be a reason to return, but I need more test time and information from other users.
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Thanks Abird. It just looks odd to me, like it is an error. Good to know that yours does this too.

I have now come up with two additionall negatives and my battery is not doing too well at this point. Looks like I am headed for a bit less that the average I have been seeing from our USA brothers. I know this takes a few charges, so I will keep an eye on it.

Now, back to the two issues. First is one in which I would like to know if others have this. If yes, then I may be ok with it. However, coming from the Extreme HDTV world, I am sensative to LCD issues. I seem to see what looks like a flashlight affect at the top of the phone right in the middle. It is visiable when there are black screens, like my stock homescreen or the dialer. The flashlight affect is a half circle about an inch and a half in diameter - again, right at the top. Is this a feature to highlight the upper area when in black screen?

The second and more of a real concern is the call quality. Frankly, it is not that good. People on the other end say I sound ok, but a bit muffled (I guess because I have it on speaker phone). The speaker phone is one of the most important needs I have, because of work. However, on my end, the person talking sounds like in the old days when we were kids and had walkie-talkies. The phone is quiet, until the person starts talking. Then you hear a low level staticy white noise kind of sound. Then when they stop talking the background staticy sound stops, but with one extra little click... like the old walkie talkies used to do when you let up on the talk button. Surely this can not be by design. This has me concerned because I have not heard of any other posters reporting call quality issues. (I have Sprint and I have tried calls on both WiFi and regular radio). Unfortunately, I don't get 4G LTE. I need others to weigh in on this issue. This could be a reason to return, but I need more test time and information from other users.
For the battery life,lots of possibilities there,however,I'd start by disabling any pre-loaded apps that you will never use. I've disabled about a dozen & after locating a "Safe to Delete/Disable List",I'll probably be adding to it.

As for call quality,I've noticed that one individual that I talk to I have issues with,everyone else is OK.(I suspect a B/T mic issue on the other end)

As per your initial review,I too am pleased w/the audio quality but it definitely could be louder.From some "professional reviews",one would think the volume on the speakers was approaching ear-bleeding/earthquake producing levels.

Ringtones & notifications are plenty loud,but,media audio could be a bit louder. I've installed an aftermarket booster (SPEAKER BOOST) & equalizer that seems to have added a bit more loudness/bass to the volume.
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For the battery life,lots of possibilities there,however,I'd start by disabling any pre-loaded apps that you will never use. I've disabled about a dozen & after locating a "Safe to Delete/Disable List",I'll probably be adding to it.

As for call quality,I've noticed that one individual that I talk to I have issues with,everyone else is OK.(I suspect a B/T mic issue on the other end)

As per your initial review,I too am pleased w/the audio quality but it definitely could be louder.From some "professional reviews",one would think the volume on the speakers was approaching ear-bleeding/earthquake producing levels.

Ringtones & notifications are plenty loud,but,media audio could be a bit louder. I've installed an aftermarket booster (SPEAKER BOOST) & equalizer that seems to have added a bit more loudness/bass to the volume.
Thanks Kolio. I appreciate the response. You did not mention if you have any flashlight affect at the top of your phone. I am curious if others have this.

I think I will be able to get the battery in line with my needs. I have already stopped some of the syncing. I will look further into what you mentioned.

I have additional detail and updates on the call quality. This issue seems to be exclusive to the speakerphone. When I make the same calls and put the phone to my ear, the quality is fine. It is related to the speakerphone. I have made calls to multiple people and the issue is the same. This is bad news for me. I need a top notch speakerphone. But something seems odd here. I can go to youtube and play some vids of my favorite artitists and the sound is flat out awesome. So why would the sound from a speakerphone call be so bad? I am at a loss here. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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I just spent nearly two hours on the phone with my brother and I was flipping back and forth between speaker phone and phone-to-the-ear. I retract my previous statement that this is just the speaker phone. I also detected this white noise (staticy) affect when the phone was to my ear. It is more subtle, but it is definately there. Additional detail on the noise itself. It only comes on when sound is coming through the phone. If the person is silent, so is the speaker. But the moment there is a noise or the person begins to speak, the white noise staticy sound appears and follows the persons voice. They stop talking, the sound disappears. This is very strange. Does anyone know what is going on?
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Thanks Kolio. I appreciate the response. You did not mention if you have any flashlight affect at the top of your phone. I am curious if others have this.
I downloaded a black wallpaper to see if this "flashlight" effect was just a shading effect on the notification bar & dock or, something else.
On my phone, it appears to be the former, but, it is present in the app drawer.

Download "No Wallpaper" from the GOOGLE PLAY STORE & it'll be in w/the live wallpaper section on your phone.
Please keep us posted.

As for the call issues, I suspect a fix will be in an update. If it were a hardware issue, your music/media would have similar issues. Of course not everyone here will/may be affected & totally pleased w/their call quality.
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Thanks Kolio.
I guess I can live with it if I know it is intentional higlighting of that upper area. Not sure why they would view this as good when most people like their blacks... well, black.
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One thought - are you using a case? If so, is the noise cancelling mic obstructed?

I remember one person having call quality issues for this reason, and it's something that would only affect calls. But I'd not expect it to only affect speakerphone, so may not be that.
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One thought - are you using a case? If so, is the noise cancelling mic obstructed?

I remember one person having call quality issues for this reason, and it's something that would only affect calls. But I'd not expect it to only affect speakerphone, so may not be that.
Thanks Hadron. It is a good thought, but no case as of yet. I also played around with covering up the mics with my fingers. Interestingly, they still work pretty well. But that did not solve this odd white noise/static that is present while the person on the other end is speaking.

The mics may not come into play here because this noise occurrs when the other person is talking, not me.

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Still loving my HTC One

Found this app suggested on a forum somewhere and gave it a whirl to see if I could get the speakers down quiet for night-time listening - works really well but you sometimes need to flick the ON/OFF buttons in the app a couple of times:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hr.podlanica&feature=nav_result#?t=W251 bGwsMSwxLDMsImhyLnBvZGxhbmljYSJd

In other news - had a play with the action sequence/Events feature of the camera... WOW! Basically, go to GALLERY>MY PHOTOS then click the "Albums" dropdown top left and change to EVENTS. If you pick an EVENT photoset the first pic will be a mini-movie with sound etc - it's great and can be shared too!
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I was excited to finally be able to order the HTC One when it was announced but that was a challenge in itself but after 5 days of website problems and the signature part of the purchase finally loading It was ordered. I even tried calling customer care and could not order it that way. They said “its only online”. I got an email saying its processing. I was excited to see that but then at 5:46 am the next morning it went to back ordered status. Oh well I thought it will ship soon. Then checking my email there was a notice from UPS saying a next day air package will be arriving 4/26 and its .80lbs. WTH????? So I checked my order status again and it still said back ordered. So I just sat back and said to myself “Well you know what it would be cool if it did but not a big deal if it didn’t”. At 12:30pm here it was.

ACTUAL REVIEW:

After some incredible packaging and the shrink wrap from hell box was opened. In the box was the phone and the charger and cable and a sim card removal tool. That’s it no ear buds.
I turned the phone on and to my surprise there was a lot of charge on the battery. Called customer care and activated the sim card and it was ready.

LOOK AND FEEL:

I love the phone is flat. My HTC Amaze 4g is rounded a bit and slides around on the table but this phone is flat. the Amaze is smaller but heavier feeling. I also love the front facing speakers.
Size of the phone is bigger than the HTC Amaze but its lighter. Yeah through me as well as I kept weighing them in my hands. Its also thinner than the Amaze and it feels great in your hand to. The critics are right you just want to pick it up and hold it in your hands. I sorta hated putting a case on it because its a great looking phone. The coffee shop the girls are like “Wow that is a cool phone. Can I see it?” Its a show stopper for sure in looks and quality.


CALL QUALITY:

I was on hold for a few minutes so I speaker phoned it. The voice was crystal clear and she had no problem hearing me either as the phone was about 3ft away on the coffee table as well. OK phones activated and i'm done with that.


4/29: UPDATE: Using this phone the calls are great. the phone app loads no problem and fast no studdering. The search the phone uses is extremely intuitive. Each aspect of the phone section is laid out easily missed, calls, call history, directory and so on. MY Amaze had a hell of a time at times being a phone. They have also used all the landscape of the phone so nice large buttons. Makes it easy using the phone in one hand. The ringer wow it can be easily made extremely loud. I mean heart stopping when it rings. So people who have hearing problems and cant hear there phone ring This is a great phone to choose. The noise cancelling on the mics is great as well. windows down in the car I could have a conversation easily hearing them and they hearing what im saying. Do you know how annoying it is to constantly keep saying what?? Easily hear the phone ring over the stereo to.

TRANSFERRING FILES:

Next is the HTC transfer tool. Not a bad idea but I could not get my apps to transfer. This was frustrating but then I looked at what was on my old phone for apps and my new one. A ton of cool things are on the phone already like flashlight, pdf reader, music player so less had to my downloaded. I was on WiFi rocking like 50mbps so it took like 10 minutes for me to get all my apps on the play store. Ok i'm all set now. Took a hour to transfer all my data to the new phone. It uses the hotspot in your phone to talk to your older phone. Its secure as well PIN has to match both phones.

SEIDIO ACTIVE CASE:

About an hour later my case arrived yes a case on the same day as the phone. This had never happened before. I went with a Seidio Active case. Really cool case heavy rubber liner dark black with anodized blue aluminum skeleton. Took a few minutes to get it on but it fits tight. Looks awesome. The silver and blue. Now I went with silver why ,well for one reason “doesn’t show fingerprints” none at all. The black one is like a fingerprint magnet you can see smears and prints all over the phone.
I fully charged the phone took like an hour to top it off it was at like 60 percent already,

SCREEN BRIGHTNESS:

I went out on my deck to see how well you can see the screen in the sun. Now my apt deck is white and the siding of the apt is bright beige and the door is white. So we are talking a ton of glare on the deck. I turned up the brightness to about 80 percent and it was crystal clear to see the display, Not many phones can do that. Its a deciding factor for me as I walk about 3-6 miles a day every day. I also have ped meter on the phone so I check it often. Was also very pleased with the speed of the phone. No glare either and transitions easily to indoor light to. It is a pleasure to view this screen

PERFORMANCE:

Swiping page to page of going to the phone part of it is fast and not delayed. It loads 200 contacts nearly instantly and the phone is smarter now. Many times id be on a call and when you pull the phone away from your face very quickly it will go dark. Really hard to punch in your card info or address or acct number when you could not see the screen. My HTC Amaze ugh there was this constant fight with the screen going dark and not being able to get back to the phone part of it because it would goto the main screen as soon as I pushed the power button to wake it up. I dropped so many calls that way. Not the case with this phone. Loads fast and wakes up on the phone screen as well. There is one thing i'm not to keen on and that's the pixelated picture it shows for your contacts. Havent figure away to fix that.

KEYBOARD:

The buttons on the screen are bigger and easier to touch. The keyboard is also larger and really well laid out. The prediction on the keyboard app is fantastic and really accurate. I used to use swiftkey for my keyboard but I think ill keep the stock one. The landscape keyboard is huge and very easy to use.

SOUND QUALITY:

Speakers are awesome. Now i'm an audiophile and have a really good ear. I used to design and build massive sound systems so I know how music should sound and feel. I loaded up AC/DC Thunderstuck. The guitar was crisp. The kick drum was thunderous, the snare was snappy and the voices were nice and clear. No distortion either. I couldn’t believe how good these speakers sound on a phone!!. Whats also great they are front facing so no need to prop the phone up to hear the music or cup your hands behind your phone so you can hear the movie you are watching. Very impressed.


BATTERY:

4/29: battery went from 16 percent to full charge in just under 3 hours on the house charger.

4/29 UPDATE: battery went 1 day and 5 hours with 16 percent left. Now this is with wifi mostly. I was texting some, reading blink feeds, some apps, a walk and few calls. It seems the battery gets better after recharging a few times.

4/30: after about 10 hours of use I am at 77 percent. This phone will easily last day if not two. I am not using anything other than what came with the phone.

OK here it is I know everyone wants to know battery performance. This actually was almost a deal breaker for me as my Amaze needs to 2050mah batteries to make it 8 hours with moderate use. My pedo app takes a ton of power. So after it was fully charged. I checked mail, surfed the web, read some feeds on blinkfeed. Loaded some apps, transferred some more photos, then went for a long walk about 4.5 miles and received several phone calls,texts as well. I used navigation for a few things to. So after 12 hours of pretty average to moderate use The power meter was at 51 percent at 2am in the morning. That was 13 hours on the battery with battery save on. I'm sorry that's impressive. The phone also charges really fast like a couple hours and your ready to go. It also doesn’t have the annoying thing where you plug it in or unplug it and the screen comes on. There is nothing like getting up at 4am in the morning reaching for your phone and getting blasted in the face when you unplug it from the screen coming on. Blinds you for a few seconds. It also doesn’t turn the screen on when you plug the charger into it. It just sits there quietly doing its thing. The HTC ONE even has a notification light which is a soft color of green, red, or yellow. Good Job HTC!!

STORAGE CAPCITY:

Storage surprisingly lots of room. I loaded 800 pics on it, 1400 songs and album art, 60 apps, and 11 full length movies. I still have 11 gigs of space available. Tons of space and its fast speaking to the computer. Transfer rates are a lot faster than old phone. Its also smart it will immediately default to the usb drive. My other phone I would have to tell it it either to charge or be a usb drive. Now if I had a 16gb phone I would have to trim something somewhere to make everything fit.


SPEED:

OK this phone is fast the quadrant scores are really high. Pinch to zoom, screen swipes, web page transitions nearly instantaneous. Loading the gallery FAST. Loading music instant. Camera is fast as well. No shuddering when watching a movie either or you tube.

VERDICT:

What can I say i'm impressed with this phone. I will update this review as days tick by discover new things. I am not well off so getting a new phone happens about every two years for me. Because of this I really research them. It fits in a normal pocket, its super light and thin but feels great in your hand as well. Its fast really fast browser, swiping, pinching, zero lag. The WIFI works incredibly well and seems to have better range.

Bottom line you want a fast, great looking phone that will fit in your pocket and is made out of metal this is the phone for you. The learning curve from another phone is fast and the buttons are laid out nicely. This will definitely be a phone of year for 2013.
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Sorry I do not see any button lights at all. The only light is from led notification at top in speaker. One is green, one red.
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Today, my HTC One won't connect to wifi for nothing. It was fine earlier today and yesterday. All other devices in my house are connected just fine. Anyone else experiencing this?
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That has happened to me once or twice with the One and quite a few times with my EVO 4G LTE. I think it is a bug but usually to fix it, turning WiFi off then back on on the One will force it. I usually just click my Airplane mode toggle. In one circumstance with the LTEvo I had to restart the phone and in another I had to reboot my router.
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That has happened to me once or twice with the One and quite a few times with my EVO 4G LTE. I think it is a bug but usually to fix it, turning WiFi off then back on on the One will force it. I usually just click my Airplane mode toggle. In one circumstance with the LTEvo I had to restart the phone and in another I had to reboot my router.
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That happened to me once I just rebooted my phone and all was well again
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That happened to me once I just rebooted my phone and all was well again
The reboot didn't help. I just unplugged my router then plugged it back in which fixed it. But what bothered me was all my other devices were working just fine. I've seen other stories on it for the HTC One (and previous HTC devices). If it does it again with my 14 day period I might have to swap for S4. I wanted the premium build, but I don't mind what Sammy has to offer either. All is good as of right now.
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The reboot didn't help. I just unplugged my router then plugged it back in which fixed it. But what bothered me was all my other devices were working just fine. I've seen other stories on it for the HTC One (and previous HTC devices). If it does it again with my 14 day period I might have to swap for S4. I wanted the premium build, but I don't mind what Sammy has to offer either. All is good as of right now.
The issue you're describing - everything works on my network except my Android - has been reported for every Android, iPhone and iPad.

It's a common issue where the addressing tables in your router get screwed up.

Rebooting the phone or going in/out of airplane mode only causes the router to re-attempt. Sometimes it works, but it's not the mobile device at fault - it's the router.

Every. Time.

I promise.

Also, check out "Wifi Analyzer"

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer

Make sure that you're not sharing a channel with other routers in your neighborhood, swipe screen left/right to see.

Never use the default network name on your router, you're bound to get a neighbor doing the same, sooner or later.

If your router has an actual reset button, use that, otherwise, yeah, go for at least a full minute without power.

Hope this helps!
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The reboot didn't help. I just unplugged my router then plugged it back in which fixed it. But what bothered me was all my other devices were working just fine. I've seen other stories on it for the HTC One (and previous HTC devices). If it does it again with my 14 day period I might have to swap for S4. I wanted the premium build, but I don't mind what Sammy has to offer either. All is good as of right now.
Someone in the GS4 forum had exactly the same problem the other day, definitely a router problem.
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I received my lovely (and exorbitantly expensive) HTC One today. It's a well made phone, attractive and solidly built. I was very pleased with it until I discovered it has no SD Card slot and, more importantly, no way to replace the battery!

Like most people, I assume, I am paying for this phone over the course of two years. As we all know, the Li-ion battery in a cell phone typically lasts a year or so. To put this into perspective, I have worn out and replaced three batteries in my previous phone before the phone itself died and needed replacing. (That's why I bought the HTC One.)

So now I have a phone that will literally not last as long as the payments on it. I would have returned it already if my previous phone hadn't died (meaning that I'll be without a phone for another week or more if I send this one back).

I can't express how disappointed I am. How on Earth could anyone think that making a disposable $580 phone was a good idea??
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Don't let your battery run all of the way down, and you'll find the Li-Poly battery in this phone lasting well over two years and over three years with this battery tech is not unheard of at all.

Still, if this isn't the right phone for you, I hope you can swap it soon and get that sorted.
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Sorry to be blunt but have you heard of a thing called Google? With the plethora of reviews out there there's really no excuse to not have researched this phone before purchase (let's face it, it's not cheap!) - in which case you would have discovered battery is fixed and there's no SD slot... How can you complain when ALL the info you require is out there and freely available?
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I received my lovely (and exorbitantly expensive) HTC One today. It's a well made phone, attractive and solidly built. I was very pleased with it until I discovered it has no SD Card slot and, more importantly, no way to replace the battery!

Like most people, I assume, I am paying for this phone over the course of two years. As we all know, the Li-ion battery in a cell phone typically lasts a year or so. To put this into perspective, I have worn out and replaced three batteries in my previous phone before the phone itself died and needed replacing. (That's why I bought the HTC One.)

So now I have a phone that will literally not last as long as the payments on it. I would have returned it already if my previous phone hadn't died (meaning that I'll be without a phone for another week or more if I send this one back).

I can't express how disappointed I am. How on Earth could anyone think that making a disposable $580 phone was a good idea??
I have had smartphones for as long as the term smartphone has been around and have only had one Battery go bad on me. Three batteries on your previous phone? What phone was that? HTC did not hide the fact that it is an enclosed battery nor the fact that there is no SD card slot. Reading one review would have told you both.
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I received my lovely (and exorbitantly expensive) HTC One today. It's a well made phone, attractive and solidly built. I was very pleased with it until I discovered it has no SD Card slot and, more importantly, no way to replace the battery!

Like most people, I assume, I am paying for this phone over the course of two years. As we all know, the Li-ion battery in a cell phone typically lasts a year or so. To put this into perspective, I have worn out and replaced three batteries in my previous phone before the phone itself died and needed replacing. (That's why I bought the HTC One.)

So now I have a phone that will literally not last as long as the payments on it. I would have returned it already if my previous phone hadn't died (meaning that I'll be without a phone for another week or more if I send this one back).

I can't express how disappointed I am. How on Earth could anyone think that making a disposable $580 phone was a good idea??
Firstly, like others have mentioned, doing 5 minutes of research will have told you this.

Secondly, the latest battery tech should last 2 years easy with almost no change in battery life. What the heck were you using before that went through 3 batteries? I can understand 1 going faulty but 3?

Thirdly, if something goes wrong with the battery within the life of your contract, call HTC and use that wonderful 2 year warranty they give with every phone to get it fixed.
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Just to note that the 2 year warranty is an EU thing - I believe our American cousins get less.

But as everyone says, don't abuse the battery and it should last fine.
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So I will post up a real deal review with some comparisons with my experience with the ONE against the nexus 4 and even my iPhone 5 probably tomorrow. But my short take on the phone after a few days is wow....

A little bit of getting used to as I have been using my iPhone 5 as my daily driver for a little while now, but once you really get into everything the ONE offers it's like holy smokes is this phone cool....Zoe alone is something that is really really cool and even super useful depending on what business your in. Say for instance a real estate agent using zoe to show an appartment or a house real quick..awesome IMO.

Anyway my quick take on the phone is simple...It's the best Android has to offer right now. Yes I'd rather have stock and a bigger battery and say maybe a 13 megapixel shooter, but that's another story...

All in all, this phone is what I would call the best Android device that I've ever used as a whole and the best on the market right now and has no real competition at the moment. And for me to say that is pretty rare as I am a real hard person to please!
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One thing i miss... On my HTC Evo 3D the phone would vibrate when a call connected so you know when to put the phone up to you ear. This phone does not.

Also - on the EVO 3D, the call log interface was brilliant. All your recent call logs and keyboard and people can be accessed without having to scroll left or right. Now, it's like the iPhone or an Samsung (which i sold because it was too like the iPhone)
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Now, it's like the iPhone or an Samsung (which i sold because it was too like the iPhone)
You have to remember this phone was designed for iPhone users to migrate to android. HTC sold 12.4 million phones last year while Samsung and Apple sold 125+ million each. HTC had to make the changes or be left for dead. I came from the iPhone 3GS/4S and love the One just as they intended.
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It's funny another reason I picked the One instead of the S4 was because it didn't remind me of the iphone. I think the S4 looks more like iphone than the One...I just could not get down with that button. I know some people like that physical button but no no not I. I'm still stoked about this phone
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Damn I love this phone, it has already replaced my TV remotes, its buttery smooth, and the battery life in the half day I've used it puts my International One X to shame. Camera seems decent (though haven't had chance to properly test yet), and the screen and speakers are amazing. You really have to have this phone ion your hand to truly appreciate it.

Best looking and most premium feeling phone I have ever owned by quite a margin, and I have got none of the reported build quality issues with this one either (there is a gap at the top if I really look hard but I can't even fit my fingernail in it so yeah, not an issue)

Currently using the HTC flip case and I'm quite happy with that too.
Yes the case doesn't sit flush with the screen at all times (especially after its used as a stand) but if you just place it screen down or put it in your pocket for a couple mins and the issue is resolved. plus this time should reduce over time as well once the hinge loosens up.

Official car dock is probably the best made car holder I have ever seen as well (though the foam fastener used to fit it to a dashboard doesn't work that well due to the textured surface of my dashboard).

Gonna do some serious playing this bank holiday weekend.

edit - given that it's quite quiet at my work right now I have a fair amount of free time for have been running through a few things. Found a great way to rape the battery on this thing. reading manga online over a pretty spotty 3G connection. Lost about 27% battery in 45 mins with the stock browser running and the screen at half brightness with the power saver on...Guess for some reason doing this makes the processor run at full chat.
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yes online comics and the app will drain any phone fast. jeez it fires up my fans on my laptop whenever I load it.
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It looks so much better than everything else on the market that every time I pull it out to use it I feel like I am making everyone else's phone look like a fisher price toy.
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It's funny another reason I picked the One instead of the S4 was because it didn't remind me of the iphone. I think the S4 looks more like iphone than the One...I just could not get down with that button. I know some people like that physical button but no no not I. I'm still stoked about this phone
Have you seen the Blackberry Z10? (IMO) it looks EXACTLY like the HTC One or vice verse.....I don't know which was manufactured first.
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Just googled it, it does look like the One ha in other words good looking phone
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Saw Ironman and my phone before the movie was almost more popular than the movie. People saw how bright it was and "I" had cell service they didn't. 4G all day browsing GPS use voice search package tracking lots of blinkfeed reading at 10pm at night 17hrs io use 47 percent battery life. charged in under 3 hours.
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Yeah ...can barely tell them apart
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My fellow ONE owners...where are you all? Where's all the good conversations about out favorite new toy? This doesn't feel like a newly launched phone thread, which happens to be what I would consider one of the best Android phones that I have ever owned, and I'm not kidding...This phone is absolutely awesome!

So what have you people, what's the deal! Lets get crackin on talking about this awesome new phone...

Anyway my points are simple as to what I really like about this phone and why I think it's the top dog right now...This isn't really a review , it's just a short briefing on why I think it deserves some serious attention.

Great Great call quality, probably the best I've experienced on at&t.

Awesome screen which I have to say blows away anything I've owned which happens to be alotttttt of phones through out the years.

The build Quality and feel of the ONE I have is basically fantastic. I know there's been some talk about gaps and the inserts not being cut perfect. Well I ended up exchanging my original one because of some weird LTE issues, and have to say this one is great. No gaps, no sharp edges, and most importantly ...no LTE signal issues. If your experiencing any of those things and are within your exchange period...get a replacement, you'll be happy you did!

Anyway that's my take, fellow memebers feel free to chime in and conversate.
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appreciate your enthusiasm.

I think that the site being not as busy is because the ONE is such a SOLID phone that there is not much needed to ask about. People usually don't come online to post positive things about something--they normally show up to ask questions.

This phone is literally around the world and for this site to not be ridiculously busy is, to me, a good thing. People are just out enjoying their new device.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #244 (permalink)
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@sean,

appreciate your enthusiasm.

I think that the site being not as busy is because the ONE is such a SOLID phone that there is not much needed to ask about. People usually don't come online to post positive things about something--they normally show up to ask questions.

This phone is literally around the world and for this site to not be ridiculously busy is, to me, a good thing. People are just out enjoying their new device.

Sorry man, I don't agree! I've been here for many years and am also a member of another forum that will remain anonymous that happens to be really really busy with this phone. However one thing has nothing to do with another...I'm just saying.

No offense but people like to conversate about positives, not only negatives which IMO lead to alot of arguing.

However lately, more then ever...I see a huge amount of new threads being merged with other threads, and that's fine if it's about the same subject.

Either way, that's fine. I would like to post more often, but as of late it seems extremely quite in here so I figured that my thread would give ONE owners a little boost and a place to post that's not per say a review thread, but just a place to discuss the ONE.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #245 (permalink)
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To chime in, yes this phone is awesome! I love it and I love the fact that people (coworkers, friends, family) can't deny how great this phone looks and feels in your hand
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@sean,

appreciate your enthusiasm.

I think that the site being not as busy is because the ONE is such a SOLID phone that there is not much needed to ask about. People usually don't come online to post positive things about something--they normally show up to ask questions.

This phone is literally around the world and for this site to not be ridiculously busy is, to me, a good thing. People are just out enjoying their new device.
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Admittedly things may seem a bit terse here,but,coming from another phone forum here where the exact opposite was the rule instead of the exception,it's a welcome change.

Things are kept orderly to stay on-topic & facilitate ease-of-use.

The lounge section of A/F,IMHO,is better suited for the opinions/polls/etc... & why not take up the honor & start an HTC ONE WATERING HOLE thread in the lounge.
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and that is your right. That's the beauty of this country.

Not to be misunderstood, people don't JUST post negatives all the time, but more often than not this is the case.

Off topic: threads are moved/merged as need be to facilitate a tidy and organized forum. /off topic

Now since you want to hear positives, lets get back to the regularly scheduled program and yap about how amazing this phone is..

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Now that I have had my One for 5 days I decided to share my thoughts.

Build quality: Phone looks and feels great, not much more to say that hasn't been said a billion times already. The only other thing I will mention is people complaining about gaps, dead pixels etc. My phone has no gaps and after spending time looking for dead pixels on different backgrounds and brightnesses I have not been able to find any. So after some fears that are laid to rest I am blown away with the quality of this handset.

Screen: Screen looks fantastic, With power saver off it blows my Galaxy S away ( yes i know its old, but still a nice amoled display. Coming from the over saturated screen I must say I love the "real to life" looking display as well as its sharpness. I feel like I'm looking at a plasma tv compared to some over saturated led ones. Also like I said earlier no dead or stuck pixels that I can find.

Battery Life: I am kind of on the fence with this one and need some more time to really make a judgement. I was able to get 35 hours out of it with 1 hour call time, 3:20 screen on time, 17:30 wifi, and included maybe an hour or so of field runners 2, an hour of chrome, 20 txts, and some music. Using it just as a phone Im sure I could stretch it for 3 days.




That being a plus, I must say I am a little shocked at how fast the battery can drain when using the phone. Playing games can knock 15% of your battery in like 20 minutes. Surfing the net sees the battery drain a percent every couple minutes maybe and watching videos drains it pretty quick also. Its just more than I thought is all. I can still get 15-20 hours using the phone heavily as long as I am not playing games and that's all I really need it to do.

** Keep in mind that I was mainly using the phone at home with low signal. Battery life will probably be better in a high signal area**

Call quality/Reception: I have seen rumours of "antennagate" bad reception, bad call quality etc. On my phone, I cannot get signal to drop even holding it with both hands covering the whole phone. Not to mention I have bad signal at home, my Galaxy gets 0 bars to no connection and even at 0 bars it wont make a call. The One gets between 1 and 2 bars. It makes perfect calls, and even once when it dropped to 0 bars I did not notice any quality changes. This is amazing, my wife's and friends phones don't get signal either. I can sit in the middle of my house and make phones and has not dropped one call.

Call quality is also spectacular, It sounds like I am on my home phone. Honestly 10/10 to me the signal strength and call quality alone make this phone a blockbuster. Add in that it gets full wifi signal across the house (Our laptops can't even manage this) and I am glad I chose The One.

*Edit* as promised signal picture, the galaxy on the right shows 0 bars with -111 but as soon as you touch it it drops to 0, the -105 or lower that i get with the htc one doesn't drop when I hold it at all.




Sound: The sound is loud, and front facing which really is a huge plus. I just would't go in thinking its going to sound like real speakers. More like decent laptop speakers. Which is still great compared to any other phone....I just think some reviewers tend to blow the sound quality out of proportion.

Camera: It really does take good low light pictures, its pretty cool how much extra light it can see. In the limited amount of pictures I have taken they have all turned out pleasing, however as we know, this probably is not the camera for you if you crop pictures.... details become grainy pretty quickly. One thing I really like about the camera is the focus and shutter speed, it really takes pictures quickly.

Video camera quality is very good, and I am quite happy with its performance. Zoe is pretty cool as well.

Some notes: I just thought I would put down a few notes of some other things I have noticed. One annoying thing is at one point the battery was not updating, it would run down 10% and still not update. I would have to reboot to get it to update. After charging to full this issue seems to have gone away...we will see if it returns at some point. Another thing is Facebook pictures in my gallery. Its not a deal breaker I would just rather not have them there. My google sync stopped working and I had to delete my account and re add it...I'm not sure what the issue was but seems to be fixed now. Sense is great, I really enjoy it and it really is FAST no lag at all at any time. I even like blink feed.

Conclusion: Even with a few little issues this phone is the best phone I have ever seen. Build quality is fantastic, and the signal strength issues that have plagued me are solved with this device. I recommend it whole heartedly and I am positive most people that own it do as well. One other thing, I am using a Incipio duelpro CF case, and I am super happy with it. Protects the phone but still keeps it small and it looks really good also. Thumbs up to incipio.

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Thanks, long time lurker first time poster. I guess that shows how thrilled I am with the phone. Exceeded my expectations by far. I really was worried about seeing all the low signal, bad build quality, dead/stuck pixels, broken cameras etc. but so far none of these have been even close to the truth. I am sure there is some truth to all these claims but just realize this is my first HTC one ( no returns or exhanges), and to my eyes it is perfect so don't let the small minority change your mind and go with a different phone. If you like the one it won't disappoint.

Also will update my post late with a side by side signal comparison to my galaxy because it seems to be the one part you cant find much word on.
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